Nullarbor National Park

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Nullarbor National Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Nullarbor National Park is located in South Australia
Nullarbor National Park
Nullarbor National Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Eucla
Coordinates 31°23′55″S 130°08′16″E / 31.39861°S 130.13778°E / -31.39861; 130.13778Coordinates: 31°23′55″S 130°08′16″E / 31.39861°S 130.13778°E / -31.39861; 130.13778
Area 5,781.27 km2 (2,232.2 sq mi)[1]
Established 31 May 1979 (1979-05-31)[1]
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Website Nullarbor National Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nullarbor National Park is a national park located in South Australia (Australia), 887 km west of Adelaide.

The northern boundary is with the Nullarbor Regional Reserve, its western end is at the Western Australia-South Australia state border - with Border Village as the main locality at that boundary. The eastern boundary is located in line with the Nullarbor Roadhouse.

The Eyre Highway in its current alignment, and the Old Eyre Highway alignment, run through the centre of the reserve. The old alignment also has ruins and abandoned tanks along its route: Bunabi Tank, Coompana Tank, Yangoonie Tank, Cundalabbie Tank, Number 2 Tank, and Mallabie Tank [2]

It adjoins the Great Australian Bight Marine Park and includes the Bunda Cliffs that exist just south of the new Eyre Highway route for most of its traverse within the park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hema Maps (2007)Great Desert Tracks, South Central Sheet ISBN 1-86500-164-3 - the iconic Ivy Tank ruin (the most northern location on the old highway route) is not in this park but it is located in the Nullarbor Regional Reserve